MYRTLE BEACH, SC — Law enforcement employees from throughout South Carolina will compete in the second annual Battle at the Beach on Sunday, designed to test an officer's physical abilities through a Cross-Fit type of athletic competition.
The S.C. Law Enforcement Officers Association, the S.C. Correctional Association and the S.C. Probation and Parole Association joined forces last year to host the S.C. Law Enforcement Olympics. The event takes place on Veterans Day at the Doug Shaw Stadium, 3205 North Oak St., with check-in beginning at 7:30 a.m.
The event will feature workouts that will include activities such as bear crawls, sprints carrying sandbags and yoke carries, in which participants lift a bar across his or her shoulders .
"It's designed to be fun for all, but it's not for the weak-hearted," said Bob Rolin, Battle at the Beach chairman.
While the competition is limited to full-time employees of any federal, state, county, city or municipal law enforcement agency or department, Rolin said the public is encouraged to stop by and cheer on the competitors. Registration closed Monday and on-site registration is not available.
Medals will be awarded for the top two male and female finishers, teams and for men and women over age 35.
The Battle at the Beach is the kickoff event for the 2012 S.C. Criminal Justice Training Conference that brings together federal, state, county and city law enforcement personnel from across the state to participate in training opportunities.
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